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Club Garage => Pathfinder Garage => Topic started by: theonepathfinder on October 17, 2015, 07:45:38 PM

Title: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on October 17, 2015, 07:45:38 PM
This is our 2006 pathfinder.
Mods so far are:
315/75/16 goodyear mt's
High clearance Long travel front kit using reworked stock parts set at about 10" of travel current set up can cycle 13" useable travel on stock ball joints
4" wider track width per side current but may go 6" per side..
Lame 5100's for now..
Full aluminum skids
My brand rocksliders ...roof rack... And tire carrier that need rework..
Trimmed exhaust and rear bumper
K&N drop in filter
Rock lights... Full led's
CB...

Soon it will have tube bumpers front and rear
And all new suspension system ...
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: TeguTerra on October 17, 2015, 07:59:21 PM
That's one nice looking pathfinder you have there. 
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Post by: Chuy on October 17, 2015, 08:39:36 PM
Nice, what an awesome ride!!!
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Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 19, 2015, 10:16:05 AM
Looks shinier than the last time I saw it.
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on October 19, 2015, 06:07:47 PM
That was due to the rain.. Lol. Thanks for the positive comments.. It's a work in progress like all of our vehicles.. The 4" longer arms on the front make for interesting looks out on the street. Putting the spare tire out back was a great idea in theory but the stock rear springs can't hold the stock height let alone any real weight in the back like people in the third row or any cargo. They will be swaped out soon. The front is a little soft even with all the preload I have dialed in but it works for the stuff I do. Next mods will be better shocks and springs... 33" and little more lift. Maybe a new windshield..  After five or six flights at high-speed what was a small spider in my window is now a large crack .. Lol
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on October 25, 2015, 08:38:26 AM
sweet Pathy my friend new here i got a 2005 4x4 also nice to see another
what are you from?
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/692/21906586230_0628a467bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/znNYSA)IMG_3640 (https://flic.kr/p/znNYSA) by Victor Lopez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131396479@N07/), on Flickr

These are from my recent trip to Moab Utah

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5661/21471781674_8e07f1849b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yHouCj)IMG_3839 (https://flic.kr/p/yHouCj) by Victor Lopez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131396479@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on October 27, 2015, 02:58:28 AM
Wow they do exist.. My wife says she saw a white one like ours with black and white American flags on it but I still have not seen or heard of it.. Lol anyway nice rig.. Clean list of mods too.. How do you like the 33's on it so far? I'm in east Mesa
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on October 27, 2015, 09:09:37 PM
i actually have had 33s on my Pathy for most of the time i have owned it, 3 years
the first were nitto terra grapplers


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/733/20671898050_b730cbe862_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xuGT6m)IMG_3088 (https://flic.kr/p/xuGT6m) by Victor Lopez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131396479@N07/), on Flickr



now i have the km2s and i like the mud terrains better since i dont drive it alot
the old nittos i got used with alot of tread left and i got 20k out of them till they started getting bumps on them
i dont know if it was there age but they rode hard and stiff
new km2s ride smoother just feel heavier especially when i go to brake
what brand UCAs you have
 i really like your tire carrier
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on October 27, 2015, 10:26:49 PM
 Actually my entire front suspension was built by me. I wanted to go to broken arrow with the club but didn't want to show up with the stock Pathfinder so I spent two weeks prior to the trip fabbing up my own suspension using the stock stuff .. It's 4" wider per side with A different lower ball joint location to give the arm more clearance at ride height .. The rock sliders spare tire carrier roof rack and front suspension we're done in the course of two weeks prior to that trip. The upper control arms use poly bushings and the original ball joint with the angle changed I plan to make tubular style new ones soon  or I may bite the bullet and buy some but I doubt it ....right now it will cycle about 12 inches but is limited by the Adj 5100's I have on it currently.. As I'm sure you're well aware of the factory rear springs are absolutely useless and given the added weight of the tire carrier and my kids in the back it made for an interesting trip at broken arrow. I didn't realize that it would SAG that bad and I had extremely long rancho 7000's on the rear testing them .. I ended up smashing the bump stops built-in to the shocks on that trip .. so until I get all the bugs worked out of it it just sits most of the time and driven to work in phx a few times a week..
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on November 11, 2015, 06:18:58 PM
 A little more current pictures :
Sitting on 315 75 16s and getting ready to rework all the suspension front and back... build tube bumpers ..redo the sliders and rear carrier ...may re work the rack too.. Never ending list..
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Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on November 11, 2015, 10:08:41 PM
That last picture though lol perfect before and after
Freaking beast  :P
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Post by: m.sainz12 on January 07, 2016, 03:20:55 AM
This is one bad ass rig. I'm really interested in how you reworked the stock control arms. Got any pics?
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Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on January 07, 2016, 11:11:14 AM
I currently have that setup now he is running a way crazier setup now but he has been busy.



(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/thupertrooper/pathy/B7979B50-3884-4D0F-A9BC-99A1D15BF22A.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/thupertrooper/media/pathy/B7979B50-3884-4D0F-A9BC-99A1D15BF22A.jpg.html)

Thats his old arms on mine for now
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: m.sainz12 on January 07, 2016, 11:18:39 AM
Nice! I'd like to see them in person of you're free tomorrow?
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on January 11, 2016, 02:00:04 PM
A lot has happened both on the truck and in my life so I may be getting rid of the pathfinder. My current front set up is a set of Titan lower control arms that have been cut lengthened fully gusseted and reinforced.. Stock ball joint angle was changed as well. The upper arms are gusseted 1" square tube with 3/4 heims the spindle was drilled to except a 3/4" heim ... The shocks are 10" radflow coilovers with two stage springs.. Here are a few pics of it currently:
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on January 11, 2016, 02:06:23 PM
Sorry I realized those are bad pics and will take some more today. I have some build pics of the 4" set that is currently on thupertrooper's pathfinder..
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on January 11, 2016, 02:15:55 PM
This is the Titan arm during mock up the shock mount is in the stock location witch was good for over 20" travel with out cv's. You can kinda see the high approach angle I designed into the front leading edge of the arm in this pic.
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on January 11, 2016, 02:19:17 PM
The end result was going to be limited to 14" travel with 4wd at all four corners but I may just finish this build on the other pathfinder for now. I also may sell these parts as a set but I'll keep you guys posted.
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Post by: theonepathfinder on January 11, 2016, 02:25:43 PM
Here is a bad pic but you get the idea of the monster next to a stock x and a poser pic at work ..
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Post by: m.sainz12 on January 12, 2016, 02:06:00 AM
That truck is bad ass!
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Post by: Hammer (Avi) on February 10, 2016, 01:41:11 AM
We have two Pathys on the forum, and ya'll are both going completely custom suspension.  We are going to have to vote on king Pathfinder at some point.  I love it.
Title: Re: The trail limo
Post by: theonepathfinder on February 10, 2016, 03:45:11 AM
Actually my pathfinder has been retired. Unfortunately most people don't realize that the pathfinder Xterra and frontier all share the same front suspension. I've been an off road guy for over 20 years and have built some of the most capable vehicles you can imagine.. I developed a long travel kit for the pathfinder that can also be used on a Xterra or frontier. The Titan swap that is very common ads 3" over all trac width per side and for the most part is a cost effective way to increase travel with out buying a 3-4k long travel system by "popular brands"
The 4"er as we call it was the most cost effective way I could increase the front travel with out spending over 1000+ on suspension components. It was done using my factory lower arms that were cut ..lengthened .. Gusseted and the ball joint angle was changed to allow for more droop. Upper arm was also reworked and polly bushings replaced the worn stock ones. This set up pulled about 12" of useable travel. That of corse was not enough for me so out it came and I fabricated and all new set up similar to a set up I ran on a class 7 Toyota from years back. The 7" kit that is now on the other pathfinder is a work in progress but is working out very well so far it was tested on my truck prior to its retirement and a few changes have been made but as you can see from his build thread it's coming along nicely. I had hoped to get my pathfinder out to the kick off run so I can show you guys that there are other options but I've come to the conclusion that Xterra owners think the pathfinder is some mythical unicorn and not one person asked about the crazy travel I had at the broken arrow run last year and very little was said to victor about his pathfinder at this years kick off run despite having my 4" kit installed. The 7" kit came about to get attention and it will when you guys see it in person. Some will laugh and say it's to wide or whatever but it's a well thought out set up that I'd be more than happy to explain or build a set for anyone reading this.
Thanks for your time.